Letters from the Field

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3 Poems from Antarctica

In 2008, when I published a collection of poems about polar exploration, I hadn’t yet been to either the Arctic or the Antarctic—although I’d been on ships around ice. But during Continue reading

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Earthquake in Nepal

The crows of Nepal were the lucky ones. With a pump of their wings, they could vault themselves into steady air, while humans and their habitations remained fixed to the heaving Continue reading